Strange Behavior for a Toto

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by matt0664, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. matt0664

    matt0664 New Member

    Jan 14, 2006
    Alright, I just remodeled my bathroom. Apart from adding a 3" drain for my shower, and a new 2" vent I did nothing else with the pipes. I put in a new Toto two piece pacifica. I love the toilet. It was working well, for about a week until it woke me at 4am this morning with a strange gurgling sound. I flipped the lid to see large air bubbles coming up into the bowl
    I tried flushing the toilet but it only filled with water
    slowly, the water subsided
    I plunged it- gasp! but the only change was that it drained a little faster
    Gone is the mighty flush
    What happened?
  2. Cass

    Cass Plumber

    Nov 12, 2005
    Sounds like your sewer line is backing up. Toilets do not make air bubbles, like your describing, on their own.
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  4. matt0664

    matt0664 New Member

    Jan 14, 2006

    The toilet is in the basement. However, there is a check valve installed -about 30 feet away- in the waste line.
    An additional note: The toilet went back into normal mode later on in the morning, but I'm still hearing intermittent gurgling noises and seeing air bubbles.
    PS> the check valve was installed years ago for the very reason you mentioned- our street seems to have a problem with the main line which caused the prior owner's rec area to fill can guess what.
  5. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Check valves often don't seal completely, especially after they get older and things get trappped in their sealing area. Yours could be leaking a little. Nothing to do with your toilet.
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